Post # 1
I need some opinions and would love pictures as well. My bf and I have been looking at rings. We have been looking at Ritani and Blue Nile since we couldn’t find anything like we wanted in stores. Our budget is limited so I was thinking about a 0.5 emerald halo. Does anybody have anything like this or similar cuts around this size?
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens
Not sure if anyone will post personal pictures but I found this thread on Pricescope where there’s a bunch of pictures of one: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/engaged-0-5ct-emerald-cut-with-halo-t109198.html
I personally think it looks great but it comes down to personal preferene. Some people prefer a larger center stone in relation to the halo diamonds and some would rather have a larger overall appearance (smaller stone with a large halo).
There’s also this cool site that another Bee posted recently: http://www.diamdb.com/compare/0.5ct-emerald-vs-0.75ct-emerald/
It doesn’t allow you to customize settings so you can’t see the halo directly but it makes it a little easier to imagine. I just did 0.5 and 0.75 carats because I didn’t see where you could do a single diamond. But you could compare whatever sizes you want.
Post # 3
Honestly, I think a .5 is a good size for a halo.
Post # 4
I think it would look great but try to find a setting with a thin halo, it will look more delicate that way and the halo won’t overpower the centre stone.
Post # 5
LauraR: Thank you for all of the info! The website with the comparisons was super helpful!
Post # 6
To be honest, I think with step cuts it’s better to go big or go home. They tend to face up smaller than brilliant cuts (at least asscher/square emerald does). Also, they are not a sparkly cut… They “flash” more than sparkle. Since you are going for a small carat weight, I’m afraid you won’t get any flash or sparkle (don’t be fooled by jewelry store lights. Those could make a turd sparkle.). My own personal opinion is that anything less than 1ct in a step cut is a disservice to the stone. I have a 1.22 asscher and I regret going with this cut at that size. It simply doesn’t sparkle or look very special. I fell in love with step cuts after seeing really beautiful examples…. Only to find out that they were in the 2-3ct size range where you could really see and appreciate the steps, internal windmill pattern, and flashy personality under light. I regret my decision, 100%…it’s actually led to a lot of strife about me not loving my ring and my FI feeling bad/inadequate about it. If I were you, I’d look at a .5ct round brilliant in a Victorian style chunKy halo. You get bling, style, and a halo at a good price! ex: http://trumpetandhorn.com/riviera.html
What being said, you should get WHATEVER makes you happy and causes your face to light up when you put it on.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens
I really don’t think Emerald cuts look great as a halo. Don’t get me wrong, I adore emerald cuts, I have one, but they sparkle differently as Woobee mentioned, so when you add a halo of a different cut it can look a bit messy. I really think you should go a bigger emerald cut alone, or add in other step cuts if you want more than one stone.
If you really want a halo, go round or oval.
Post # 8
I think emerald cuts are awesome in halos! I think 0.5 is adequate but dainty 🙂
Post # 9
Ooh a thread made just for me! :p
While ‘waiting’ I was certain that I wanted an emerald cut ring, never considering a halo… until I saw this in a jewrllers window. It looks a little vintage, very classic and just feels like me.
My centre stone is 0.70 I think with a fine single halo and plain band. I will try to find a photo on my computer for you 🙂
Post # 10
Some people are not huge when it comes to sparkle and the typical round brilliant. This is the main reason I also chose an emerald cut. I love how it doesn’t try to get too much attention (but it still does actually lol) and definitely love the vintage feel! I have a vintage inspired E-ring 0.71ct. I know someone who got a 0.61ct and she’s size 4, and I thought it looked gorgeous! I’m a size 3.5 btw. Oh, I also feel like huge emerald cut look a little bit more like a candy but that’s just my personal opinion, so I would personally prefer something that’s 2ct or less. Here’s mine btw!
This photo with a black backround is not edited. It was just really bright in my room when I took this and the diamond reflected on the camera so bright that it turned everything on the background black.
Post # 11
Mrs.DK: holy cow! Your ring (and set) is gorgeous!
Post # 12
Thank you so much Dogsbody92! Might not be everyone’s style, but I couldn’t be happier! 😀
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Mrs.DK: OMG that is beautiful!
Post # 14
Mrs.DK: your ring is beautiful!! Thank you for the picture 🙂
Post # 15
I love the idea of a .5 emerald cut diamond in a halo. Contrary to some opinions, I wouldn’t be influenced to go with another cut if you like step cuts.
I am in serious love with my emerald cut diamond and it flashes light beautifully (it is just over 1 carat). I have been lucky enough to have seen all sizes starting at less than 1/2 carat up to 2 – 3 carats and find them all decadent!